Maria Castillo

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Recent Posts by Maria

Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:28 PM in Advice for new teachers
I am also a future student. I have heard many negative and positive things. I think the best way to go is to be confident and think positive. There is always something wonderful that will happen around students that will make you realize why you wanted to teach. It is very rewarding to know some of your students will look up to you. Just give it the best that you have, at least that's what I tell ...

Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:24 PM in Science Notebook
I think science notebooks are great to have record of what is being taught and observed during science. On the other hand, I think having them engaged in more hands on can be more meaningful. Notebooks are great, but it is important to have a balance on hands on and writing on science notebooks.

Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:22 PM in Classroom Management
I think classroom management has an impact on how productive the day goes. If one has to constantly go over routines much instruction time is wasted. Perhaps one can review the routines and rules quickly before the lesson, but not spend too much time. I had a successful lesson and even enough time to take the students outside for exploration and observation notes.